September 7, 1921 – June 26, 2013
Lorna Simpson passed away peacefully at her beloved ‘Innisfree’ with her family and pets by her side on June 26th, at the age of 91. Lorna Pendreigh was born in Edinburgh, Scotland Sept. 7, 1921. Lorna met Ernest, her future husband, at the tender age of 11 while holidaying in Kilfinnan and they were married in Scotland on August 8th 1940.
Lorna and Ernest emigrated to Canada with their children Douglas, Gordon and Carol in 1949. With another 4 children in tow they settled in West Vancouver, where Mum, a renowned hostess, made everyone feel welcome and at ease. They retired to Salt Spring in 1969. Mum’s loves were of course Ernest, who predeceased her in 1999, her children, her pets of all varieties from peacocks, to deer, to her parrots and of course her two wee dogs Jessie and Sassy who never left her side right until the end. Mum had an enduring love of music, god and nature. No one will ever forget Mum playing the piano at numerous family gatherings, the massive family excursions (convoys) and her love of flying in the helicopter with Gordon. The good memories too many to write. A kinder, more gracious soul has never been taken from this earth.
Mum’s 7 children (and partners): Douglas, Gordon (Clair), Carol (Merv), Keith (Jody), Randall (Terry), Janet (Harvey), Heather (Milt), 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren are left to celebrate her wonderful life.
There will be a memorial gathering at Central cemetery at 11:30 am July 9 followed by a reception and lunch at 112 Arbutus Rd.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lady Minto Hospital foundation or the animal welfare society of your choice would make Lorna very happy.